Argentina - Celebration of Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá
Carmen de Patagones, Argentina - August 2020 - On 26 August Msgr. Esteban María Laxague, SDB, Bishop of Viedma, presided over the Eucharistic celebration on the occasion of the 134th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Ceferino Namuncurá, the first indigenous Blessed in South America. The celebration took place in the parish "Nuestra Señora del Carmen", the first parish in Patagonia, where Ceferino's baptismal certificate is kept. On the occasion, moreover, the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the Salesians in the land dreamed of by Don Bosco was celebrated.